Elton John: 'The Lion King remake was a huge disappointment'

Elton John has branded Hollywood's remake of the beloved cartoon 'The Lion King' a huge disappointment.

Elton John: 'The Lion King remake was a huge disappointment'

Elton John has branded Hollywood's remake of the beloved Disney classic 'The Lion King' a huge disappointment.

Elton, whose famous hit 'The Circle of Life' featured in the original back in 1994 and nabbed him an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song.

Elton was talking about the film in his interview with GQ Magazine when he called it a huge disappointment, because "they messed the music up".

He said: "Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact. The magic and joy were lost.

The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago, when it was the bestselling album of the year. The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success.

"I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. That makes me extremely sad.

"I’m so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the Lion King stage musical."

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